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These Boutique Hotels Will Make Your Stay In Sydney A Little More Luxe

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Whether it’s a weekend away, a staycation, business or pleasure, Sydney has so much to offer as a dream travel destination.

From the stunning harbour surrounded by Australian icons like the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House to fine dining, entertainment and all its natural beauty (hello, countless beaches) there’s a seemingly endless list of things to do and see.

Before you plan your travel hit list, however, you’re going to want to find the perfect hotel. In our opinion, there’s no better option than a boutique hotel. Luxurious, modern and far from your plain, run-of-the-mill rooms, a boutique hotel will elevate and enhance your stay in Sydney.

There’s no shortage of stunning boutique hotels in Sydney either, the best of which we’ve rounded up below.

The Best Boutique Hotels In Sydney

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The Little National

Location: Sydney CBD

Following the stunning success of their Canberra location, Little National recently opened their Sydney hotel in the heart of the city above Wynyard Park. As the name indicates, The Little National is cleverly designed to make a small space feel luxurious. With supersized king beds pressed up against floor-to-ceiling windows you’ll feel as though you could spend all day in bed—a very likely possibility given the hotel has partnered with Uber Eats to create a room service menu of the city’s best food offerings.

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Crystalbrook Albion 

Location: Surry Hills

The Crystalbrook Albion has lived many lives in its 120-year history from former convent to women’s shelter and hospice, all of which is reflected in the hotel’s contemporary renovation with an understated elegance. The 35-room accommodation’s aesthetic is an eclectic mix eras from a ‘60s sunken lounge to Art Deco inspired pink terrazzo floors.

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Old Clare  

Location: Central Sydney

Old world charm with a contemporary twist and a focus on community and creativity is at the heart of this boutique hotel with, well, a whole lot of heart. While no two rooms at Old Clare are the same, each has been architecturally designed in an Art Deco style inspired by the hotels curved façade. There’s plenty more to love about the space including stunning roof top bar complete with lap pool, pet-friendly room options and 24-hour room service.

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Paramount House Hotel

Location: Surry Hills

Located in the former headquarters of Paramount Picture Studios, the hotel shares the stunning heritage space with Golden Age Cinema, Paramount Coffee Project, Poly, The Office Space and A.P Bakery. Their latest collaboration, however, is one of their most exciting, partnering with The CALMM for a winter residence offering massage, detox and acupressure treatments in a space curated by designer interiors brand, Jardan. Each of the five tier level rooms honour the building’s history with a modern and architectural finish, so no matter what you’re after, you’re guaranteed a beautiful stay.

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Pier One 

Location: Circular Quay

Part of The Marriot’s Autograph Collection, Pier One is one of a kind. The 5-star luxury hotel has one of, if not the best, locations and views in the city, located under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can hear harbour water lapping your private pontoon as you drift off to sleep or take a relaxing soak with a bubble bath overlooking the bridge.

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Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel 

Location: Watson’s Bay

Set on the shoreline of Watson’s Bay, a favourite spot among Sydney-siders’ for sunset drinks and long summer lunches, views from the hotel looking back over the city’s skyline are second to none. With a Hamptons feel and finish, Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel is the perfect seaside escape outside the hustle and bustle of the city and a stone’s throw away from the famous Bondi Beach.

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